Thursday, March 17, 2005
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Hu's Party is It?

According to this article in the NY Times, even China's top leaders don't necessarily decide what information gets through the Propaganda Department's censors.
...official records in China, whether party histories dating back 70 years or next-day transcripts of public news conferences, tend to be scrubbed clean lest they portray the party itself as fallible.

"Individual leaders can make mistakes," [Beijing University] Professor Jiao [Guobiao] said. "The party cannot make mistakes."